Remember when you had a brilliant idea for your business? The initial excitement spilled over into everything. You couldn't stop thinking about it or talking about it with your partner or colleague. It gave you bursts of energy that carried over into your attitude, your response to others and yes, even the way you saw the world around you.

Everything seemed sharper and brighter and upbeat. You moved with more inner fuel and felt inspired and animated. With excitement, we can do almost anything.

Excitement and enthusiasm thrust us into action. They are sheer energy and have a powerful effect on what happens. Why? Because you're motivated beyond belief and feel like a caged animal set free.

The energy you gather to create and nurture your dreams is the energy to make your dreams real. However, that energy doesn't always last. It vanishes and our motivation dies with it. We lose the will. We often give up on our plan or sadly watch it slip away. But, it doesn't have to.

You can keep that energy and motivation alive. When you do, you let your passion build. Continue to stoke the fires of passion until they swell into the reality of your desire.

Here's how to create excitement for your dream and sustain the passion to achieve it.

 Decide having that dream is possible.
 Get excited about your goal
 Fuel it with positive expectation
 Engage your emotions in your dream.
 Develop the action plan with consecutive steps.
 Follow one step at a time
 Reward yourself every step of the way.
 Visualize your dream right here, right now with
you in it.
 Feel the joy!

Your enthusiasm spreads to others; it's contagious. As it spreads, you create more awareness and interest in your product or business and in YOU!

If you feel your enthusiasm fading, go back to the beginning. Remind yourself why you're pursuing the goal. Rekindle the feelings. Make them alive again. With your desire engaged, you're almost there.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Jo Anne White is an international author, speaker, certified life, leadership and business coach and energy intuitive who has helped millions of women, men and businesses overcome challenges and triumph in life and business.

Dr. White, known globally as the "Success Doc", has been featured online and in local, national and international publications including Good Housekeeping, Web MD, Yahoo Woman's World & More. She's appeared as a frequent guest on radio and television networks such as NBC, CBS, Fox and Voice America.